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Productivity Improvement programs for rubber smallholders in Kegalle

2019-05-31/ http://www.dailynews.lk/2019/05/30/finance/186947/productivity-improvement-programs-rubber-smallholders-kegalle

Productivity Improvement programs for rubber smallholders in Kegalle

EDB together with the Ministry of Plantation Industries, RDD and the RRI be organized a series of workshops to give small holder farmers the necessary awareness and knowledge on productivity improvement through adaptation of modern technology in the year 2019.

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SL, India and Japan sign MoC to develop ECT

2019-05-29/ http://www.ft.lk/front-page/SL--India-and-Japan-sign-MoC-to-develop-ECT/44-679094

SL, India and Japan sign MoC to develop ECT

Sri Lanka, India and Japan yesterday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) for the development of the long awaited East Container Terminal in the Colombo harbour. 

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Sri Lanka’s Ports and Logistics sectors at Transport Logistics Fair in Munich

2019-05-28

Sri Lanka’s Ports and Logistics sectors at Transport Logistics Fair in Munich

Given Sri Lanka’s strategic geographic location along the main east-west sea route in the Indian Ocean, at the crossroads of the fastest growing region of the world with proximity to many emerging markets, the Country is ideally positioned as a very viable hub in the South Asian Region. Underscoring Sri Lanka’s attractiveness as a hub, the Port of Colombo is globally recognized among the top dozen ‘best connected’ container ports worldwide, with all major container shipping lines using it as the primary regional hub for transshipment to and from the sub-continent.

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FACETS: Showcasing gems and jewellery to suit every taste

2019-05-28/ http://www.ft.lk/business/FACETS--Showcasing-gems-and-jewellery-to-suit-every-taste/34-678983

FACETS: Showcasing gems and jewellery to suit every taste

It’s that time of the year once again to announce the approach of the premier event of the gem and jewellery industry of Sri Lanka – the FACETS International Gem and Jewellery Exhibition. All are invited to visit the 29th edition of FACETS, which is scheduled to be held at the end of August at the BMICH.

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How are we doing in e-government?

2019-05-27/ http://www.ft.lk/columns/How-are-we-doing-in-e-government-/4-678672

How are we doing in e-government?

It is customary to assess some aspect of the performance of a country using a composite index such as the Ease of Doing Business Index or the Network Readiness Index. For government services, there is the e-Government Development Index (EGDI), issued every two years by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

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Colombo Port container volumes up by 9.1% in April

2019-05-27/ http://www.dailynews.lk/2019/05/27/finance/186568/colombo-port-container-volumes-91-april

Colombo Port container volumes up by 9.1% in April

The Colombo Port container volumes indicates an increase in the month of April 2019 by 9.1% compared to the same period last year.

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From Iceland to China: Connecting a Global Fresh Fish Network

2019-05-26

From Iceland to China: Connecting a Global Fresh Fish Network

Connecting global markets has always been a core value proposition for Sri Lanka. For centuries the island nation has leveraged its strategic geopolitical positioning to connect the East and the West. Now, as traditional logistics models are disrupted by technological advancements, geographic location is gradually losing its relevance. Despite this, Sri Lanka looks set to continue being a vital piece of the global logistics puzzle through a transition from one core strength to another: a world class tech industry and strong affinity for disruptive digital innovation. The country’s robust talent pool and innovative culture has helped it be a part of global supply chains that would never traditionally cross Lankan shores. Nowhere is this better exemplified than in the case of 99X Technology and IceFresh.

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Sri Lanka: The Digital Gateway to Asia

2019-05-25

Sri Lanka: The Digital Gateway to Asia

Sri Lanka's geo-strategic location has always made the country an ideal destination to those who wish to access emerging Asian markets. Global multinationals looking to enter large South Asian economies such as India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh have increasingly utilized Sri Lanka as a testing ground to gauge opportunities and utilize the territory as an innovative incubation hub for the region.

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A Compelling Opportunity for Global Investors

2019-05-24

A Compelling Opportunity for Global Investors

Sri Lanka has built a reputation for churning out world-class solutions for multi-billion-dollar industries around the world. Availability and access to top engineering talent, creativity and resourcefulness, and a collaborative mentality to co-innovate solutions differentiate Sri Lanka from other locations.

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SLANSHEI and SLASSCOM engage in strategic partnership to boost IT/BPM industry capacity

2019-05-24/ http://www.ft.lk/it-telecom-tech/SLANSHEI-and-SLASSCOM-engage-in-strategic-partnership-to-boost-IT-BPM-industry-capacity/50-678908

SLANSHEI and SLASSCOM engage in strategic partnership to boost IT/BPM industry capacity

The Sri Lankan Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) announces the signing of a strategic partnership with the Sri Lanka Association of Non-State Higher Education Institutes (SLANSHEI), the umbrella organisation formed through the initiation of seven leading private educational bodies addressing the needs of the non-state higher education sector in the country.

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Sri Lanka participates at Seafood Expo Global 2019 Brussels

2019-05-23/ http://www.ft.lk/business/Sri-Lanka-participates-at-Seafood-Expo-Global-2019-Brussels/34-678696

Sri Lanka participates at Seafood Expo Global 2019 Brussels

Sri Lankan seafood exporters participated at the 27th Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global at the Brussels Expo, the world’s largest trade fair in the fisheries sector, which was successfully held from 7-9 May in Brussels, Belgium.

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“Raavana-1” 1st Sri Lankan Satellite to the Space

2019-05-23

“Raavana-1” 1st Sri Lankan Satellite to the Space

“Raavana 1”, Sri Lanka’s first satellite, a cube satellite designed and developed by a team of Sri Lankan engineers was successfully carried to International Space Station from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia on February 18, 2019. “Raavana 1” will be deployed to 400km orbit in mid June 2019, and will be in operation from July 2019 onwards after establishing communication links with the ground station at Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies (ACCIMT). This was part of a landmark project of the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies, functions under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research. ACCIMT is a key public sector technology institute in Sri Lanka working in this unique field of Space Technology (or Space Engineering).

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Messe Duesseldorf bullish on promoting industrial products of Sri Lanka

2019-05-22/ http://www.ft.lk/business/Messe-Duesseldorf-bullish-on-promoting-industrial-products-of-Sri-Lanka/34-678606

Messe Duesseldorf bullish on promoting industrial products of Sri Lanka

Reinforcing Germany’s support to Sri Lanka in need of the hour, world’s leading trade fair organiser Messe Duesseldorf GmbH announced plans to promote ‘Made in Sri Lanka’ as a quality brand and build the country’s industrial products in the international arena.

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Accelerating Global Growth Through Sri Lankan Ingenuity

2019-05-21

Accelerating Global Growth Through Sri Lankan Ingenuity

Sri Lanka is home to a rapidly growing ICT/ BPM industry that thrives on innovation, tech development, and high-end service standards. Rather than going on the path of competing with other developing countries for headcount based outsourced businesses, Sri Lanka focused on developing a niche and specialized talent base carving out a competitive position for high-end product & service development and knowledge services.

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UAE, Sri Lanka discuss Expo Dubai 2020

2019-05-17/ http://www.ft.lk/business/UAE--Sri-Lanka-discuss-Expo-Dubai-2020/34-678353

UAE, Sri Lanka discuss Expo Dubai 2020

Transforming Sri Lanka into the hub of the Indian Ocean, with a knowledge-based, highly competitive and social-market economyis the objective of the Vision 2025 policy document of the Government.Making the transistion to anexport, FDI and tourism orientedcountry is the only optionfor Sri Lanka to create better jobs for the youth of our country and to graduate to a higher income economy.

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SLEDB’s Sri Lankan ICT/BPM delegation at Japan IT Week 2019

2019-05-15

SLEDB’s Sri Lankan ICT/BPM delegation at Japan IT Week 2019

A top level Sri Lankan ICT/BPM delegation organised by the Export Development Board successfully participated at the Japan IT Week 2019 from 8 to 10 May.

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Sri Lanka's Top Exporters & Investors are discussing the current status of the Country

2019-05-09

Sri Lanka's Top Exporters & Investors are discussing the current status of the Country

As per the instructions of the Hon. Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade, Export Development Board organized a meeting with the key Exporters and Investors on Friday 03rd May 2019 at the 3rd Floor Auditorium to discuss the current situation of the country.

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NES market diversification business mission to Central Europe

2019-05-06

NES market diversification business mission to Central Europe

Sri Lanka’s share in the global export market and the contribution of exports to the national GDP has been in decline whereas imports to the country is in the increase. Further exports are dependent on imported inputs therefore, it is noted that the gap between export and import has been continuously increasing.

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Hambantota Int’l Port signs terminal service agreements with top players in shipping industry

2019-05-06/ http://www.ft.lk/shippingaviation/Hambantota-Int-l-Port-signs-terminal-service-agreements-with-top-players-in-shipping-industry/21-677602

Hambantota Int’l Port signs terminal service agreements with top players in shipping industry

Vehicle Carrier, Glovis Sun sailing under the Marshall Islands flag, helped the Hambantota International Port (HIP) to reach its highest discharge volumes to date, when 5,000 transshipment units were discharged in record time last month. The discharge operation was completed 22 hours prior to the expected time and the vessel was able to depart well before schedule the following day.

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EFL 3PL looks towards Bots and RPA to stay ahead of the logistics game

2019-05-06/ http://www.ft.lk/shippingaviation/EFL-3PL-looks-towards-Bots-and-RPA-to-stay-ahead--of-the-logistics-game/21-677598

EFL 3PL looks towards Bots and RPA to stay ahead of the logistics game

Global logistics service provider, Expolanka Freight Ltd. (EFL), has announced that it has implemented its first wave of transformative Robotic Process Automation (RPA) across all its distribution centres and Freeport to support day-to-day operations, making it the first 3PL to have achieved this in Sri Lanka. Through this move to automate repetitive processes across its portfolio, the country’s most dynamic supply chain services vendor has further strengthened its position at the cutting edge of logistics innovation, adding even greater value to its business offering.

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